Demo of field results following compost and digestate use


During this successful demo event (September 10, 2019), about 75 participants (farmers, researchers, governmental agencies, composting and biogas-installations,…) gathered a lot of information on composting, compost use and digestate. The participants visited digestate filed trials site at Melle (UGent trials fro Vlaco). Specifically three field trials with compost and digestate were shown and latest results on yield and soil quality were discussed. There was also detailed practical and legal information for users interested in using compost or digestate for field application. To conclude, the use of compost and digestate can act as fertilizer for field application without yield penalties nor N leaching problems. For compost, yields and soil quality can even be increased.